According to a study from Harvard Medical School, someone dies as a consequence of not having health insurance about once every 12 minutes in the United States, because they aren't able to seek basic primary care treatment that can prevent more serious problems. About 9,000 Texans will die each year as a result of Gov. Rick Perry's rejection of the Medicaid expansion, according to analysis by Dr. Howard Brody of UTMB’s Institute for the Medical Humanities.